J. L. SHANNON and SONS DRUGSTORE, 1930'S - LEBANON
The J. L. Shannon and Sons Drugstore started around 1909 was located on the east side of the Public Square in Lebanon, Tennessee. Shannon's is shown to left of center with white columns on Post Card printed in the 1930's. In the 1950's slices of home-made pie were 25 cents. Aunt Mary Shannon's job was to drive the attendant, "Preacher", at the drugstore each day to get the fresh pies and then delivery medicine to the customers. She was part owner with her brothers, Harry and Homer Shannon, after the death of her father, J. L. Shannon, in May, 1929. The same year my father moved to Richmond, Kentucky and built his house on West Main Street shown on this web site in mother's painting of my boyhood home. My father immediately started practicing law with his brother-in-law, Owen W. "Pete" Hisle, Jr. until Uncle Pete became County Attorney of Madison County and later in the 1940's U. S. Post Master at Richmond. Both Uncle Pete and my mother were born at the Owen Walker Hisle Residence at the present day site of Highland Park Development. My grandfather Hisle's brothers, Willis and John Hisle, owned the adjoining farms. The Willis Hisle farm is now part of Highland Park Development that includes Bay Colony Subdivision and the Richmond Business Center. The John Hisle Farm is now the Ramsey Addition Subdivision on the north-west corner of the Richmond By-pass and US 25 leading to downtown Richmond.